Category Archives: Medical ethics

The organ transplant industry and its implication


Organ donation is one of the sensitive areas that needs to be monitored diligently. Many things need to match or be very close to ensure a successful organ transplant. Blood group, age and weight are all taken into account. For … Continue reading

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World Day for Animals in Laboratories


On Saturday April 16th campaigners from across the country will gather in Manchester for a National march and rally to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories, a UN recognised date to remember the many millions of animals worldwide who … Continue reading

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Premature baby


In every discussion involving premature babies, who are on the very edge of life, it is mandatory to start with the abortion laws. In UK, the upper time limit for abortion was reduced from 28 weeks to 24 weeks because … Continue reading

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Past medical testing on humans revealed


It was not long since we heard of  the largest documented outbreak of HIV within a hospital in history in 1998. Well over 400 children were infected with HIV at the El-Fatih Children’s Hospital in Benghazi, Libya. Irrespective of the controversial circumstances encircling the … Continue reading

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Euthanasia: good medical practice, or murder?


Euthanasia, or mercy killing, is one of the most debatable issues in medical ethics. It contradicts the long-standing moral law of society: “You shall not kill.” It is believed to be alien to traditional ethos and moral focus of medicine. … Continue reading

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